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Poster: Scrim Date: Sep 24, 2007 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: On the Road Again

An easement is a specific interest someone has in another person's property, but the property owner owns the land. Only the person with whom the interest lies can use the land, and only for the intended use. (i.e. if I have an access easement across your property to get to my home, I can't stop and have a picnic there. The easement is for ingress and egress only.)

A right-of-way is usually something that has been acquired from someone for a specific use (private or public) or dedicated by legislative or platting regulations. Typical r.o.w.'s are acquired or dedicated for roads and railroads, and can be created along trails that were used historically for economic use (i.e. RS2477 trails.)

What can be confusing sometimes is that easements can be right-of-ways when they are dedicated for public use.

Public utility easements are not open to the general public for thoroughfare.

The name of the song is really starting to tie in here. Natural born easement on the road again...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 25, 2007 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: On the Road Again

Cool - thanks for clarification - I'm sure it will give the song whole new meaning in my head next time I hear it.